The Maharashtra government has extended the lockdown on account of
Corona virus in the state, till the midnight of December 31, 2020 , on Friday.
Earlier this week, the government allowed reopening of places of worship. Schools for students from 9th to 12th have also reopened in some parts of the state this week.
Revised guidelines have been issued from time to time by, allowing resumption of various activities as part of the “Mission Begin Again”.
The government notified, “The State Government is satisfied that the State of Maharashtra is threatened with the spread of COVID-I9 virus, and therefore to take certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus, the Government in the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, read with all other enabling provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, it is expedient to extend the lockdown in the entire State of Maharashtra further till midnight of 31a December 2020.”
Meanwhile, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 case graph reached 18,08,550 as 6,185 fresh infections were recorded. The state also reported 85 fatalities during the day, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 46,898.